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What causes multiple joint pain?

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Dr. Saurabh Gupta

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement

Practicing since :2004

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Posted on Sat, 29 Mar 2014 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: Sudden bilateral hip pain, both hips feel bruised, but no external bruising. No falls or injuries. I have had bone pain all over for a few months. Some swelling of the joints in my hands. Multiple left shoulder surgeries just since 2010, now in last year have arthritis in left ac in shoulder on dray. Extreme pain in shoulder and hips. Gout and RA on my mom's side of family. My last RA factor in March 2012 was negative. I do have a platelet defect (QPD) and have had relapsing polychondritis in my left ear by punch bx
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Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Description below Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for your query. Seems you are suffering from multiple joint pain . can be due to autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, gout, inflammatory diseases like SLE, bursitis, fibromyalgia, etc. To pinpoint the diagnosis, complete physical examination and investigations like complete blood counts, ESR, RA factor, CRP, serum uric acid, serum creatinine, X-ray and MRI joints from a rheumatologist are needed. I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query. Take care
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Follow up: Dr. Saurabh Gupta 19 hours later
So 2 yesrs ago all those tests were negative when they were working me up for new dx: new daily persistent headaches. I had neurostimulator placed occipitally feb 2012
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Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 29 hours later
Brief Answer: Seeing a physiotherapist will help. Detailed Answer: Hi, Sorry for late reply. If all these tests were negative then it could be due to non specific fibromyalgia. Plenty of exercise, addressing any stress and seeing a physiotherapist will help. Try and evaluate if something is causing stress as stress can indeed extremely varied and weird manifestations. For persistent headache you need to consult your neurologist.
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